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I thought I was out!!

We tried for 5 months and got our BFP!

I tried to donate my eggs last year but was rejected because of a low AMH. It was .7 and I am 26 years old. With all my research i realized that AMH for young women is not reflective of their ability to get pregnant. However my husband and I decided to start trying at the risk that I wouldn't be able to conceive in the near future.

I got off birth control in March 2017. I started charting and found out I had a short luteal phase with spotting starting around 7-9 days. I thought this would keep me from getting pregnant until I corrected it.

Here are my chart details:

CD13: First sign of fertile cervical mucus, Egg White, Medium
CD14: Egg White CM, Lots, Baby Dance
CD15: Egg White CM, Lots, Baby Dance, Positive OPK
CD16: Watery CM, little, Baby Dance, Positive OPK (OVULATION DAY)

1 DPO: 97.8 Creamy CM, Medium
2 DPO: 97.7 Creamy CM, Little
3 DPO: 98.2 Creamy Yellowish CM (odd for me), Tired
4 DPO: 98 Creamy CM, Medium, Felt a lower pressure in abdomen
5 DPO: 98.3 Creamy CM medium, Twinges in lower abdomen, Vivid dreams, Tired, waking in the night, That day I felt sick like I was run down, fatigue (I wonder if this is when implantation happens because the I read that the body will lower your immune system so that the fertilized egg is not rejected by the body)
6 DPO: 97.8, Creamy Yellow CM again, Slight sore breasts
7 DPO: 98.25 Creamy CM medium, Sore breasts, Lower pressure in Abdomen
8 DPO: 98.29 Tinged Brown CM, little, I thought I was out because this is usually how I start spotting
9 DPO: 98.07 No CM, Twinges in lower abdomen
10 DPO: 97.86 A drop in temp. Thought I was out for sure, I thought I should start spotting any minute, sore breasts, emotional, I had weird pulling sensations, and pinchy ovary feelings like I do during ovulation, I decided to test at 5pm without even a second thought that it would be negative and I could move on from this cycle. I stared in disbelief as a very faint line appeared!! I freaked out and even though I had an elaborate way of telling my husband, the shock sent me straight downstairs showing him that test.
11 DPO: 97.96, Creamy CM Medium, Sore breasts, Ovary Pinch feeling, lower abdomen twinges
12 DPO 98.52, Watery Cm Little, Emotional, Sore breasts, twinges, pulling sensation
13 DPO: 98.52, Watery little, Spazzy muscles in Stomach
14 DPO: 98.21 , no CM, Twinges, lower pressure, test line much darker!

Well there you have it! I am now 24 DPO and my one big symptom i can't ignore are the daily cramps from every part of my stomach and abdomen, all over the place! I guess the little bean is making room. :)

Things that I did to improve our chances:
Had bone broth daily, took fermented cod liver oil, took whole food based prenatal, Took vitex, Husband took fertileaid, I ate grass fed meats and butter almost daily, fresh eggs daily, found a way to get liver in my diet, ate leafy green veggies, drank lots of water for CM, incorporated fermented foods and beverages into my diet, rubbed magnesium oil on nightly, stayed away from sugar!

BFP after miscarriage

So me and hubby have been TTC for 2 years.I am still scared but I will keep praying to God to keep my little bean safe and healthy.What we did different is Prayer,Prayer,Prayer!I also upped my EPO dosage and started taking Zinc and B6.Which I think helped with the cycle length .I usually ovulate around CD 9 to 11.This cycle it was CD 13.All I keep saying is Thank you God...my favourite verse so far -1 Samuel 1vs 27...
CD1-5: AF
CD 6-13:EWCM,ovulation pain both sides.I kept thinking I would O early but temps didn't spike until CD 14.I panicked because we didn't bd CD 13
BD days:10,12,14.
1DPO to 5 DPO:pineapple slices,nothing notable expect normal PMS.
6 DPO:sensitive nipples,heartburn, hot
flashes and slight cramping thought
it was normal PMS.
7 DPO:terrible cramps and spotting.Felt like
I was having my period.In bed the
whole day.Really prayed that it was
due to implantation.
8DPO:woke up with white bumps on my
areolas.Very sore breasts like milk is
coming out.cramping not as bad as
yesterday.more brown spotting.
9DPO.BFN....cramps and brown spotting.
urinary incontinence.felt like a UTI
coming on.
10DPO:BFN on three tests .but checked
them again later they all had evap
or indent lines,frequent urination,
nausea and slight back ache...yeast
always my first pregnancy sign
11DPO:took 3 tests different brands.2 were
internet cheapies both negative.
1 mid stream.had a visible 2nd line
in a minute.I couldn't believe it!same
same symptoms as yesterday
12DPO :Clear bfp on all tests (I took 4 lol)
told DH that evening. We are so
happy and thankful to God for this
rainbow.
PLEASE GOD TAKE CARE OF MY LITTLE BABY.LET ME HAVE A SAFE AND HEALTHY 9 MONTHS. LET ME GIVE BIRTH TO A HEALTHY BABY.IN THE NAME OF JESUS I PRAY

BFP 14 months after miscarriage

So me and hubby have been TTC for 2 years.I am still scared but I will keep praying to God to keep my little bean safe and healthy.What we did different is Prayer,Prayer,Prayer!I also upped my EPO dosage and started taking Zinc and B6.Which I think helped with the cycle length .I usually ovulate around CD 9 to 11.This cycle it was CD 13.All I keep saying is Thank you God...my favourite verse so far -1 Samuel 1vs 27...

CD1-5: AF

CD 6-13:EWCM,ovulation pain both sides.I kept thinking I would O early but temps didn't spike until CD 14.I panicked because we didn't bd CD 13

BD days:10,12,14.

1DPO to 5 DPO:pineapple slices,nothing notable expect normal PMS.
6 DPO:sensitive nipples,heartburn, hot
flashes and slight cramping thought
it was normal PMS.
7 DPO:terrible cramps and spotting.Felt like
I was having my period.In bed the
whole day.Really prayed that it was
due to implantation.
8DPO:woke up with white bumps on my
areolas.Very sore breasts like milk is
coming out.cramping not as bad as
yesterday.more brown spotting.
9DPO.BFN....cramps and brown spotting.
urinary incontinence.felt like a UTI
coming on.
10DPO:BFN on three tests .but checked
them again later they all had evap
or indent lines,frequent urination,
nausea and slight back ache...yeast
always my first pregnancy sign
11DPO:took 3 tests different brands.2 were
internet cheapies both negative.
1 mid stream.had a visible 2nd line
in a minute.I couldn't believe it!same
same symptoms as yesterday
12DPO :Clear bfp on all tests (I took 4 lol)
told DH that evening. We are so
happy and thankful to God for this
rainbow.
PLEASE GOD TAKE CARE OF MY LITTLE BABY.LET ME HAVE A SAFE AND HEALTHY 9 MONTHS. LET ME GIVE BIRTH TO A HEALTHY BABY.IN THE NAME OF JESUS I PRAY

Happy 40th Birthday!

We have one son, 3.5 now. We conceived him on our first month of trying, and it created some unrealistic expectations for us. We were completely unprepared for how difficult number two would be. 14 cycles, and nothing - except what I suspect were some super early chemicals - I never got a positive test with them, but I was starting to get symptoms (I don't have any pms symptoms normally until the first day of af), only to have them come to a sudden stop right when af arrived. I think they were implantation fails. Our age may be showing. I'm 40, DH is 44. We have been getting tested, and my results are all pretty great (especially given my age), but we were suprised to find we have moderate to severe male factor.

This is our first cycle with interventions: Clomid, and IUI

Clomid 50mg, cd 3-7

cd 14 - positive opk in the evening

cd 15 - ultrasound: 14mm endometrium, 17 and 18 mm follicles on either ovary. No trigger, since I ovulate naturally.

cd 16 - IUI. DH count better than when we first tested, but still low. The test last month showed 2.5 mil per ml, and only 2% morphology. The count is a bit up for our IUI, and we ended up with 7mil washed, which still isn't great. They told us to BD too, but we didn't - we were so exhausted, and I felt horrible and bloated and painful on the clomid.

1 dpo - I feel better as the ovulation pain is receding. Haven't ever had it before this clomid cycle, but it was rough, I felt awful.

2 dpo - some stabby pains in bbs, carpal tunnel flaring a bit.

3 dpo - one wierd, isolated cramp

4 dpo - a few more cramps, some mild nausea. Joint pains. LOTS of stabby pains all along my mammary line (I have some run-away bb tissue in odd spots. For me this goes up my upper arm, my groin, and even down my thigh a bit). Weepy. None of this is normal, I don't really get any pms symptoms until the day af arrives, with the exception of a little irritability.

5 dpo - this was a busy day, so I had less time to notice and jot down symptoms. It's my 40th birthday party. Heart arrythmia a few times - I never get this unless I'm pregnant. Weird rash on chest. A few cramps, including one really surprisingly strong one.

6 dpo - bbs get very tender. More arrythmia. Constipated (I'm normally regular like clockwork, so this is really wierd).

7 dpo - bbs still tender. More stabby pains along mammary line. Mild nausea, burping, and excess salivation. Joint pains (hips, elbow, fingers). Lower back pain. Still constipated. Mild cramping and discomfort in lower abdomen.

8 dpo - I'm 40 today. Mild nausea. Joint pain. Sharp stabby pains in abdomen. Still constipated. bbs felt less painful in the morning, which I took as a bad sign, thinking I was coming off a progesterone peak - but pain returned in the afternoon.

9 dpo - Nighmares of my son dying. (I dream of children and animals dying or in danger when I'm pregnant...fun times). A bowel movement, hurray! Lots of stabby pains along mammary line, bbs hurting, especially on the sides, joint pains. Some mild nausea after food. Here's some weird ones: marked increase in ocd impulses, and super sensitive skin in some places, like to the point where clothing feels painful on me.

10 dpo - Nausea after food, excess salivation, burps. Bbs seem only slightly tender. Gassy, constipated. Very mild cramping and some twinges. Joint pains, of the throbbing kind. Woke thirsty. Alternately hot and clammy and cold at night. Super messy, vivid dreams. Increased sex drive (like, from absolutely zero up to miniscule, because my drive bottomed out in the last few years). Mid-morning heartbreak: light touch of pink spotting, only when I wipe. My cervix, however, is closed tight... which is not my experience with spotting that signals failure. I try to prepare for failure, but secretly hold out hope that it's implantation. I run to the bathroom a thousand times to check for more spotting, but there isn't any more. Light abdominal pain, bit like a uti. Headache, but I'm ascribing it to constipation.

11 dpo - cervix *still* closed, and no more spotting. I'm convinced now, and I run out to get a test so I can test the next morning. Still constipated, gassy, joints hurty, bbs tender. Throat hurts, I'm sneezing, and I have a cold sore outbreak. I internally cheer for my immune system in retreat, because this was also a symptom with my first successful pregnancy.

12 dpo - clear, strong BFP within seconds (frer with fmu). I guess I could have tested a day or two ago, judging by the line strength. Or it's twins (a prospect I find terrifying, especially at my age). Fingers crossed for a healthy singleton.

BFP post-Mirena and using progesterone cream

It's so hard for me to believe that this is actually happening...

I'm 28 years old and my husband is 34. Neither of us have ever conceived. We've been ttc for 4 months, and this is our 6th cycle. Obviously I have very short cycles; they average from 23-24 days. My last cycle was only 21 days, though. I was also experiencing mid-cycle brown spotting on the regular. I started to think that I had a progesterone problem, especially since I was on Mirena for about 4 years. I had Mirena removed a year ago, but I heard that some women continue to experience problems maintaining an adequate level of progesterone far after Mirena is removed. After my husband and I had tried for 5 cycles and timed everything correctly, including BD'ing 4 times during each fertile window, I decided to invest in some Emerita Pro-Gest progesterone cream. I used this the day after ovulation (I probably ovulated on CD 11 but unconfirmed) and continued to apply it twice a day every day.

Here are my symptoms/activities by CD/DPO (didn't keep track of some of my earlier CDs):

cd 5 / -6 dpo: BD. Laid down for 20-30 minutes after.
cd 6 / -5 dpo: BD. Laid down for 20-30 minutes after.
cd 7 / -4 dpo: Nothing.
cd 8 / -3 dpo: BD. Laid down for 20-30 minutes after.
cd 9 / -2 dpo: BD. Laid down for 20-30 minutes after.
cd 10 / -1 dpo: Positive OPK in the morning. BD. Laid down for 20-30 minutes after.
cd 11 / 0 dpo: Probably ovulated. Did not BD.
cd 12 / 1 dpo: Husband left for job out of state. I started applying progesterone cream twice a day, every day on and after this day. started eating a VEGAN diet (cut out all dairy, eggs, and meat), not because of ttc but as a personal experiment/for my own health. Tracked my nutrition to ensure I was getting enough protein. 1 hour of spinning on the bike.
cd 13 / 2 dpo: Creamy cm; blamed it on the progesterone cream. Still eating vegan diet. 1 hour of spinning on the bike.
cd 14 / 3 dpo: Creamy cm. Still eating vegan diet.
cd 15 / 4 dpo: Creamy cm. Still eating vegan diet.
cd 16 / 5 dpo: Took a plane to out of state to meet my husband in the state that we will be moving to at the end of August. Started shopping for a house on this day. Ate vegan in the morning and then officially stopped the vegan "experiment" once my plane landed in the afternoon (planned). Felt great. Good energy. Hung out with friends. BD. Creamy cm; my husband noticed it was "wet."
cd 17 / 6 dpo: Creamy cm. Enjoying lots of great food and hanging out with friends. Shopping for houses. Good energy.
cd 18 / 7 dpo: Creamy cm. Still enjoying lots of great food and hanging out with friends. Shopping for houses. Good energy.
cd 19 / 8 dpo: Creamy cm. Bloated; blamed it on the food I was eating. Boobs and back hurt; blamed it on PMS. Flew back to state we are currently living in. Made an offer on a house and it was accepted by the sellers (!!!)
cd 20 / 9 dpo: Cm starting to dry up. Very bloated. Start to feel like AF is on her way. Disappointed but excited about the house.
cd 21 / 10 dpo: Dry cm. Very, very light brown, watery stuff only when I wipe. Sporadic and not enough for a liner. Start to definitely think AF is on her way. Very bloated and back and boobs hurt.
cd 22 / 11 dpo: Dry cm. Woke up with increased sex drive. Still having light brown stuff come out but it's not increasing. No cramps. Saw one DROP of brown blood on the toilet paper. Very bloated and back and boobs hurt. Cravings for chocolate and other junk food.
cd 23 / 12 dpo: Dry cm. Out of breath going up the stairs. Blame it on not being acclimated to the high altitude again yet (I live at high altitude and we had been visiting a place at sea level). Cravings for chocolate and junk food. Tender breasts and back pain. VERY bad gas. Bloating. Breaking out on face and butt. No desire to exercise.
cd 24 / 13 dpo: Supposed to start my period on this day. Wake up and don't have any cramps. Run to take a test as soon as I have to pee. It was one of those Amazon cheapies and I got a very faint positive but definitely saw it. Blinked a few times to make sure I wasn't imaging it or seeing an indent line. Waited a couple more minutes, looked away and back at it several times. Always saw a line. Ran to tell my husband. He was still sleeping (it was 6 AM) but he woke up IMMEDIATELY. Sent a picture to my best friend and she said she didn't see a line, but she "believed me." Husband drove me to take another test and I got a positive on a FRER (see pic)!!!!! Sent another picture to my friend and she finally agreed :-) Got a bit nauseous in the car ride to the store to get the test, but that's it. Random boob pain, and some twinges and pulling in my uterus. Still very bloated. All my pants feel too tight.

BFP following FitBit

This was month #4 TTC #2. I really chilled out this month, BD'd when we wanted to, didn't track anything other than RHR, felt a lot more relaxed which I think helped immensely!! Looking at our BD'ing now I see it basically fits the Description for the SMEP method

I read that you could track a BFP using a FitBit, it seemed like a bit of fun so I figured I'd take extra notice of my Resting Heart Rate (RHR) during my TWW. To start off with I thought I was out this month because my RHR stared to drop like previous months, but then at 7dpo it peaked higher than when I ovulated, went back down, and then 14dpo it started to go back up again which was strange. Honestly if I had of taken a pregnancy test a week ago I think it probably would have confirmed my BFP a lot earlier haha but it was fun Having something to check everyday to keep me busy. And I didn't test any earlier because I honestly thought I was out, I had af type cramps but she just never came :)

This is my story.. I hope it helps some of you through your TWW

Possible very early loss - 5th to 14th June

Bd'd cd7,9,11,14,15,16...

Cd10 sore throat, blocked nose

Cd14,15&16 - resting heart rate peaked at 70bpm (ovulation?)

Cd 14&15 - maybe ewcm? Or sperm?

1dpo - creamy cm

2dpo - rhr 69

3dpo- rhr 69, pink spotting after constipated poo, sore right boob, lots of energy

4dpo- rhr 70, papsmear, spotting

5dpo - rhr 70, left ovary niggle and tender bbs

6dpo - rhr 69, tender bbs, brown spotting

7dpo -rhr 71, brown spotting

8dpo - rhr 70

9dpo - rhr 70, heart feels like it's pounding but I've been sitting still doing nothing for an hour, burning sensation in tummy, sandy gritty sore eyes

10dpo - rhr 70, burning in tummy, rhr still up

11dpo - rhr 68, left pelvic pain

12dpo - rhr 67, nausea, gas, cramps, and very cranky

13dpo - rhr 66, headaches, nausea, gas, horrible indigestion like my stomach is on fire

14dpo - rhr 67, left pelvic pain, indigestion horrible

15dpo -rhr 69, sore bbs, gas, fatigue, left pelvic pain, horrible indigestion for the few days felt like I was having a heart attack, burning tummy, af cramps.

BFP 9/7/2017 :D

16dpo - rhr 69, af type pains, tender bbs, tired

17dpo - rhr 71, af type pains, tender bbs, tired

Good luck ladies xx

2nd BFP at 44 ending in miscarriage

Hi All,

I just wanted to let all the forty something's out there know that conception was possible for me, even at my age, but was not able to get a sticky bean yet. I've had two miscarriages in a row after conceiving two months back to back.

First miscarriage was at 4 w 6 d and second one happened yesterday literally an hour after seeing me heartbeat at 6 1/2 weeks). I started bleeding very heavily, clots and all, followed by an intact gestational sac.

Follow-up ultrasound today showed complete miscarriage.

My husband and I are moving on to infertility treatment next, as the last two times we conceived have been completely natural but it looks like we may need some outside assistance.

This is a second marriage for me. I have 3 children from a previous marriage.

We tried for 19 months and I conceived on the 20th month and 21st month trying. I believe multi-vitamins, B complex and coq10 helped us conceive.

Good luck to all!

1st Month TTC BFP 12 DPO

Conceived 1st baby by surprise. As did my mom with her 4 and his mom with her 2. So we know God has very much blessed us both to be very fertile. We decided to try for #2 and got pregnant immediately! THANK YOU GOD! So there is hope out there ladies! God LOVES babies!

Cycles: regular 24/25 days Ovulation: day 10 I typically ovulate early in my cycle.
And let me say I knew immediately I was pregnant as I get no ovulation or early AF symptoms. So every thing was out of the ordinary

CD 1-6: AF
CD 7-8: BD both days
CD 10 O DAY: BD, decreased appetite, nausea, cm ew, knew I was prego
1 DPO: BD, cramps, nausea, decreased appetite, cm ew
2-4 DPO: increased appetite, tender breasts, nausea, cm dry (VERY unusual)
5 DPO: same as above but add VERY moody
6-7 DPO: same as above but add hot, clearer skin, and frequent urination
8 DPO: same as above but add tingling in uterus for few seconds and increased thirst
9 DPO: same as above but add sharp stabbing 10-15 second pain in right uterus side. Followed by tingling/ pulsing in birth canal/ vagine throughout the rest of the day. Brown discharge in evening. Sensitive teeth, headache
10 DPO: yellow plug-like mucus when wiped once. Frequent urination, tender breasts, headache, moody, cm still dry
11 DPO: small bright spotting once, midday urine very faint positive
12 DPO: morning urine faintish BFP

I hope this encourages you ladies as I read and scrolled these pages during my 2 ww. I bless you all with God's perfect timing and peace. I bless you with love and joy. And I bless you with healing for those of you needing it. Carrying babies is a blessing that I bless you all to know.

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My first BPF ever at 36yo - 10DPO with Spotting. Vitex and Raspberry Leaf tea helped!

I am psyched to be sitting here now typing my story, after reading so many of yours, looking for some comfort, support and hope. After trying for one year, it finally happened. On our first wedding anniversary! We started trying on our wedding night a year ago, but we also started learning about all of this at the same time you know, I have never tracked my cycles before or worried about different types of CM, fertile window, ovulation day or anything like it.
I was very worried because I have suffered from incapacitating cramps since I was 16, and to make it worst, for the past couple of years, I have been spotting almost every day after Ovulation day until my period arrived. Reading thru all these sites and fertility apps community posts, I learned about VITEX and MACA and how they naturally help regulate your cycles and hormones. I bought them both at Amazon and started taking them right away, 3 Vitex capsules every morning and 2 Maca. After a few week I started having excruciating stomachaches and after googling around I found that the type of Maca I was taking was the wrong one because it was raw, and you are supposed to take one that has been cooked, sort of say. So I stopped taking the Maca and the pain went away immediately. So I only took the Maca for a few weeks. I did however continue taking the Vitex. I started in December and here's the magic ladies: The spotting stopped! In March to be exact, my period ended and I didn't spot until 3 days before my next cycle, started with that brown spotting that would signal that my period was near. April and May were even better, I only spotted a little just 2 days before my period. The cramps also improved, being less painful!
I stopped taking Vitex in April because I ran out and didn't buy anymore, I guess because I was doing so much better. Well, I got my first BFP ever! the next month!!! We BD 3 days in my fertile window, before O day, and according to my Wondfos OPKs and CM, I am sure I ovulated on May 27, on our first wedding anniversary!
So, if you are spotting or have irregular cycles, I would definitely recommend to read about Vitex! Also Raspberry Leaf Tea because I have been taking it from time to time and specially before my period came and I believe that it was a combination of both.
Anyway, I haven't had many symptoms and I actually been feeling great! Here's the breakdown by day:

CD1: May 11
FW according to Ovia App: May 22-May 27

CD12: Brown spotting (I always spot a tiny bit two days in the middle of my cycle) only when I wiped
CD13: Brown spotting (only when I wiped) - School glue CM
CD14: BD
CD15: BD and a tiny string of pink spotting mixed with CM when I wiped. *Positive OPK
CD16: BD -Eggwhite CM and 2nd Positive OPK
CD17: A tiny bit again of pink spotting, EWCM and feeling happy because it was our anniversary! We went on a hiking trip for the weekend, this was the first day. *This was the last day of FW and also the last day I had EWCM so I'll mark this as O day.

7 months after removing IUD

My DH and I have been TTC for 7 months, after removing the IUD birth control. For 6 months, I would start spotting anywhere from 3dpo to 8dpo and I would continue to spot until AF came on time. I got my progesterone levels checked and the doctor said they were normal, although I didn't agree. I even took prenatals for the entire 7 months and used preseed. Finally it happened, and I believe it was due to the fact that I started taking methylated b6 vitamin supplement. I have done research that indicates a gene mutation can cause an inability to properly convert b6 and b9 (folic acid) into the forms your body can use. This is likely why the normal prenatals I was using did not work. Anyway, I will also be taking methylated b12 and methylated folate instead of regular folic acid to ensure that me and baby get the usable forms of these vitamins. In the mean time I am also getting my genome sequenced to see if I have the mutation. We only BD once this cycle, which speaks for the effect of the b6 since I got pregnant the same cycle I started taking it.

As for the symptoms, I had almost none but I will go through anyway because I know how it is to symptom spot

1-5dpo - no symptoms
6/7dpo - nausea, I also normally have insomnia but these nights I passed out before midnight and I could not keep my eyes open
8dpo - no symptoms, I just thought it was odd that I wasn't spotting like I normally do by now and I had no breast pain, took a test and got an extremely faint BFP
9dpo - tested w/FMU and got a faint BFP, but it is darker, only noticeable symptom is that I did not want an egg with my bagel, will be purchasing FRER today just because I am still in disbelief

If you are spotting every month before you period while TTC, I strongly suggest trying a methylated b6 (not Pyridoxine HCl). If you get pregnant after doing this, consider taking methylated prenatals as well since this gene mutation is fairly common.

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